Lodi Recreation Commission chairwoman Barbara Wardrobe-Fox could be removed from her seat on the panel on Wednesday.
Wardrobe-Fox, who was appointed by Councilman Bob Johnson has apparently failed to complete some ethics training and routinely misses meetings.
When contact Friday, Johnson said he wouldn’t further explain the situation until the council meets Wednesday.
From the City Council agenda packet:
“A majority vote of the City Council may remove any member of a Commission for any reason including,
but not limited to, conduct unbecoming a public official, violating the City’s Conflict of Interest Code, failing
to comply with statutory requirements, or failing to attend fifty percent (50%) of the Commission meetings
in a calendar year. Conduct unbecoming a public official includes the conduct that any reasonable
commissioner would know is incompatible to public service, would indicate a lack of fitness to perform the
functions of a commissioner or would discredit or cause embarrassment to the City.
Any member of the City Council may initiate a person’s removal from a Commission by requesting that
consideration of the person’s removal be placed on the Council’s agenda at a regular or special meeting
for discussion and potential action. The City Clerk shall notify the person affected of the time and place of
the meeting. When the item is on the City Council agenda, the City Council may, by majority vote, remove
the person from a Commission.”
Ms. Foax’s removal has been recommended based on current and previous lack of compliance with AB 1234
Ethics Training, previous lack of compliance with Conflict of Interest Code filings and attendance shortcomings
over the previous two years. Notice of this meeting was provided to Ms. Fox pursuant to Section 5.2 above.